July 18th, 2011
05:07 PM ET
Sorry Sgt. Ray Lewis - Betty White can't accept your invitation to the Marine Corps ball!
Although Lewis' fellow Marines had luck using YouTube to land Marine Corps ball dates with celebrities, it didn't work out this time.
“I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation, as everyone knows I love a man in uniform," White says in a statement. "But unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of 'Hot In Cleveland.' Love, Betty White.”
The Marine (who cranks out a few sit-ups beforehand) introduces himself and says, "I figured since we have one Marine asking Mila Kunis out to the Marine Corps Ball, and we have another Marine asking out Justin Timberlake to the Marine Corps Ball, I figured, hey why not?...I would like to take Betty White."
The 89-year-old actress is Lewis' dream date because "she's funny, she's sweet, she's mature. She's the all-around perfect woman."
Holding a red rose, Lewis says he thinks he can offer White a good time. "I think I could make her laugh, I think she could make me laugh, I think we could laugh together."
Unfortunately, it looks like Lewis will now have to turn to someone else for his jokes.
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